Workshop 5: Hybrid coatings for nanoelectronics

Topic and theme of the workshop

Hybrid materials offer the possibility of exploiting the materials properties of both their organic and inorganic constituents, with the attractive possibility of creating altogether novel functionalities. In the form of thin films, these materials can enable breakthroughs in several technological application areas such as packaging, electronics, and biomedical applications. Combining inorganic and organic building blocks on a molecular scale is challenging due to the different preparative conditions needed for forming inorganic and organic networks. An attractive method is molecular layer deposition (MLD).

The theme of this workshop is nanoelectronics. Both current and prospective future applications of hybrid and organic materials will be explored in talks given by invited senior researchers outside and inside HYCOAT network as well as PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the program. Also, an excursion will be organized to ‘the original ALD house’, the Beneq factory for electroluminescent display manufacturing. Another visit will be done to the ALD laboratories of ASM Microchemistry and University of Helsinki.


Chemistry Department (Chemicum), University of Helsinki, A.I.Virtasen aukio 1, Helsinki

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The workshop is organized as a part of the European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition (HYCOAT) and is one of the training workshops for the PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the HYCOAT program. ESRs are required to attend this training event and all costs are covered by the HYCOAT Network. 

ESRs and supervisors should register for the workshop by sending an email to Saba Ghafourisaleh Please do that asap and latest by March 27.

Program outline

Tuesday April 7th

9:00 – 12.00 A110
13:00 – 16:00 A128
16:00 Supervisory Board Meeting
19:00 HYCOAT Dinner - TBD

Wednesday April 8th

9:00 – 14:00 A129
14:00 Bus to Beneq
14:30 – Excursion to Beneq factory in Espoo

Thursday April 9th

9:00 – 14:00 A127
14:00 Workshop ends


There are multiple flights from all major European cities to Helsinki Airport: ( 

Trains P and I operate daily from the airport to Helsinki city centre along the Ring Rail Line. The timetables, routes and ticket prices can be found on the HSL website ( Please notice that you need a ticket to the ABC zone for travelling between Helsinki city centre and the Airport.

You can buy tickets to I and P trains from:
· Via HSL Mobile Ticket app ( recommended as you can buy also the other tickets you need with this!)
· HSL ticket machines located at the railway station
· HSL Service Point at the railway station
· R-kiosks
Please notice that train tickets cannot be bought onboard the trains. 

For travelling between city centre and Kumpula campus AB zone ticket should be selected.

Accommodation suggestions

It is recommended to book a hotel next to main railway station, for example

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel,
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Hotel Arthur,


Prof. Mikko Ritala
Phone: +358 50 432 4945

Saba Ghafourisaleh
Phone: +358 46 541 0897

Prof. Christophe Detavernier
Phone: +32 9 264 43 54